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Global Perspective Of Hiv

Here's a taste of what has to offer on this topic:

The Global Perspective on HIV/AIDS and Mental Health

Dr. Nils Daulaire. As AIDS 2012 (the XIX International AIDS Conference) continues in Washington, DC, we are reminded of the numerous, multiple, and far-reaching impacts this epidemic has had in the past 30-plus years. The burden of being HIV... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Global Perspectives on Women, HIV, and AIDS

At the end of 1999, UNAIDS/WHO estimates that 12.2 million women and 10.1 million men age 15-49 were living with HIV in sub-Saharan Africa, as were 11 million orphans. The Second Conference on Global Strategies for the Prevention of HIV Transmission... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Creativity, New Thinking "Crucial" to Improving Global Health, Including Curbing HIV/AIDS, Perspective Piece Says

The "recent failure of another potential vaccine against" HIV "underscores the enormous challenges of tackling diseases whose heaviest burden falls on the developing world," Tadataka Yamada, president of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation 's... Read more »
Ask the Experts


Hello Ryan, thanks for all the insight. You do a valuable service! There seems to be a lot of worry on this forum regarding rare strains of HIV to include HIV-2 as well as the O & N strain of HIV-1. Wouldn't it be safe to say that if ALL...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
Yes, there is a lot of worry on this site about strains of HIV that might be undetectable by standard antibody or viral tests on the market. Understandably so. After reading some of the following information, I hope that people's fears will... Read more »

HIV counsellor who has lost his perspective.

Robert, I am in your line of work but your website is a source of inspiration. Don't you think it is amazing how we can lose all objectivity when it comes to ourself? I received oral sex from an escort, she used a condom but beforehand she gave...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,OK, here you go, Counselor:1.Correct2.Correct3.CorrectYou're welcome!Dr. Bob... Read more »

HIV counsellor who has lost his perspective - part 2!

I had a low risk sexual encounter 7.5 weeks ago - an escort licked the head of my penis once (see "HIV counsellor who has lost his perspective"). No risk, you told me, but fretted until I got tested today. HIV 1 and 2 antibody tests and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,The difficulty arises in that p24 antigen tests have a sensitivity of only 90%. That's not good enough for a "woo-hoo". Bottom line for you is "don't fret about antigens and antibodies and get tested at 3 months."... Read more »

rare strains of hiv into perspective; what keeps the fear going?

Hi Ryan. First of all thank you for this site, your patience, and your invaluable insight. I read with some interest your recent reply to rare strains of HIV. This has become a preoccupation with me (to put it mildly). My thoughts on this topic are...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
Thanks for your honesty. It sounds like you are going through a really difficult time. You are definitely NOT alone.Let me make a suggestion: trying to convince yourself that you are or are not HIV infected is going to be an endless, painful... Read more »
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Some Perspective

Posted by Blixer, 3 Replies
As someone who has a relatively new diagnosis and have had major issues adapting to the meds I sometimes find that I lose a bit of perspective on things. It helps to be reminded that HIV isn't the only fight going on. Lots of others are facing... Read more »

TerryD perspective

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I notice TerryD is the non-conformist here. Just about everyone else seems to be a worried well. Ever ask yourself why the fear of HIV is so powerful? I mean you don't see people posting month after month on the "Do I have Cancer?" forum, or the... Read more »

Positive Perspectives Program Coordinator D.C.

Posted by Anonymous
The Women's Collective

Positive Perspectives Program Coordinator

The Positive Perspectives program goals are to enhance the quality of life of women living with HIV/AIDS by providing prevention case management (PCM), group level (GLI) and individual... Read more »

Just trying to give some perspective

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Dear All,

The Kimberly story is something I saw a long time ago and I knew it was only a matter of time before it surfaced here. I'm one of the biggest worriers here with negative ELISA, PCR DNA, Western Blot and P24 all out to 8 months but the... Read more »